Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
I'd give the edge to Nastase on clay. On every other surface, Gonzales would have a winning record by a pretty wide margin. BTW, although Nastase has a hot temper, he wilts when confronted. He quit a match after being grabbed by his collar by Clark Graebner, and he was chased off of the court by Adriano Panatta after insulting Panatta's sister.
There's that famous match against Tanner at the 1974 US Open as well, where Tanner got so sick of Nastase stalling his serves, and talking to someone courtside, that Tanner went up to the net and said that he'd smash Nastase with his racquet if he stalled his serve again. Tanner won 4-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.